Chapter 194: Beast King’s True Power

TL: Chapter is done also another translator is doing this as well. It will be linked on the front page (when it is ready) so enjoy!

Chapter 194: Beast King’s True Power

The first group of people that was surprised at Leowald’s was the Gabranth

“H-hey, about brother Leo …” (Lenion)

“…What?” (Kukulia)

As Kukulia replied to Lenion, their eyes were locked onto the Leowald and only their mouth moved

“T-that kind of father. Have you seen it before?” (Lenion)

“…Nope…” (Kukulia)

“That is right. There is no way that Lenion would have seen your father in that (berserk) state” (Legulus)

The person that interrupted the two of them was Legulus. Nonetheless, he was shocked to the extent that he was stuck to the chair even after he woke up.

“Big brother, you’ve seen this before?” (Lenion)

“Yes, it happened once before. A while back, an army of Humas came to subjugate the Gabranth. When they arrived and raided the village, in a fit of rage your father turned into that form” (Legulus)

“That form?”

“…The army was wiped out, and not a trace of their remains can be found” (Legulus)

ゴクリと二人だけではなく、その場にいた者が喉を鳴らす。

Not only did both of them swallowed in fear, but also those around them as well.

“Well, his current state isn’t because of his anger, but for you father to be driven to to a corner like that doesn’t change the situation. … Furthermore, that person is a young boy.” (Kukulia)

Both Legulus and Lenion gritted their teeth

“Darn, we can’t even leave a scratch on our non-serious father; for Hiiro to do something like that…” (Lenion)

Even though Hiiro wasn’t fast, he was able to leave a wound, and even forced Leowald to become serious. Furthermore, Hiiro was younger than them.

“Unbelievable. He is able to keep the situation under control, even with father in that state” (Legulus)

“…That brat…” (Lenion)

悔しさで体を震わせているLenionを見てLegulusは思わず苦笑してしまう。

Legulus smiled as he looked at Lenion who was trembling with a mortified experssion

“Hiiro-sama … amazing …” (Mimir)

Without reading the mood of those two, Mimir said as she was enraptured by Hiiro.

“Cool… don’t you think so Kukulia?” (Mimiru)

“Eh? Ah, y-yes…” (Kukulia)

Being bombard by glittering eyes and a voice filled with authenticity and innocences, Kukulia had no choice but to respond with nod. At that moment, Mimir’s emotions dimmed and crossed her arms over her chest.

“However…” (Mimiru)

“Mimiru?” (Kukulia)

“I truly hope that they’ll both be fine after this” (Mimiru)

“Mimiru…You are right, it is just as you say.” (???)

The person who had the same thoughts was Muir

“Old man, Hiiro-san is strong.” (Muir)

“Indeed. However if it is Leowald, he isn’t completely serious yet. The battle will get more intense from this point onward.” (Legulus)

“Hiiro-san …. will be fine?” (Muir)

“I don’t know, but, I can’t imagine that person losing. In my mind he is an out-of-ordinary brat.” (Arnold)

Looking at the worried face of Muir, Arnold said with a sharp breath.

“Well as a Gabranth, we should root for Leoward. But looking at that guy, I want to cheer for him as well.” (Arnold)

“…Uhn” (Muir)

“Then, let us cheer for both of them” (Legulus)

“…Uhn!” (Muir)

The Evlia also let out a sigh of admiration regarding the state of Leowald, and Hiiro’s strength

“A-as expected of Hiiro … to leave a wound on the Beast King” (Ive’am)

The Demon Lord Ive’am was deeply moved by the magnificent strike that Hiiro inflicted on Leowald. It was a great shock that a person that even Marione could not land a strike against was dealt a stike by a Humas under the age of 20.

“It is expected. Hiiro should be able to do at least that much” (Liliyn)

As if boasting about herself, Liliyn looked at Ive’am

“Ooooh! As expected from my shishou (master)! He even received a strike from him and rose unscathed!” (Nikki)

“You’re wrong! He isn’t Nikki’s master, he’s Mikazuki’s master!” (Mikazuki)

“What are you saying? Master is mine!” (Nikki)

“No! Mikazuki’s !” (Mikazuki)

“Eeeh! Shut up you spoiled brats!” (Liliyn)

Liliyn interupted the quarrel between Nikki and Mikazuki with her spirit. This caused the two of them to shrink into the background.

“Who is who’s? Understand? Everything about Hiiro, from his head to his feet is mine! You guys are just addons. Know your place!” (Liliyn)

“No~you are ~ wrong!” (Nikki)

“T-that is right!” (Mikazuki)

“Is that so? Are you challenging me?” (Liliyn)

When a red glint appear in her eyes, Mikazuki said “Kui~” before hiding behind Shamoe while Nikki stood still with sweating dripping from her forehead.

“…Should I take part in that?” (Marione)

“M-Marione!? W-wwwhat are you saying!” (Lilyn)

Marione abruptly appeared beside Iveam while she was looking intently at Liliyn.

“Surprisingly, those people are arguing who will get that young boy right? From what I remember before the Beast King you ….” (Marione)

“Wa-a Wa-a Wa-a Wa-a Wa-a Wa-a! W-what are you talking about!?” (Iveam)

At the start of the fifth round, Marione remembered the moment when Leowald said he wanted Hiiro, Iveam said “Hiiro is mine.”

The response at that moment, it clearly indicated that Iveam had a favourable impression of Hiiro. To make sure of that Marione mentioned it, but based on her response that didn’t seem to be the case. Because of Iveam’s red face and stuttered response, it was clear that it has gone (way) beyond a favorable impression.

“Aah stop! Don’t talk about that! Look!  the Beast King is making a move!” (Iveam)

“…As you command” (Marione)

“Damn! This magma guy!” (Hiiro)

Hiiro desperately avoided Leowald who repeatedly rushed at him from all sides; even if he managed to avoid the rush by small margin there was a chance that the magma will splash near him and deal damage. Thus, he has no choice but to maintain a distance.

Furthermore, if he was near his opponent he would get dry eyes, and feel an overwhelming pressure caused by the heat. He managed to avoid its attacks even in that state, however it is clear to him that he won’t be able to dodge the attacks forever.

With Leowald just being here, the temperature of his surroundings were increasing, causing him to sweat.

“Don’t get so full of yourself!” (Hiiro)

In the next moment, he wrote the word [[Freeze]] and pointed it at his opponent. He expected his opponent to avoid the attack, but for some reason his opponent just rushed directly toward him and took the word head on.

When the word activated, Leowald was turned into an ice sculptor. However, Hiiro didn’t assume that he won.

Hiiro stare at the ice sculpture vigilantly and watched as the ice turned from blue to red and then slowly melted. As Hiiro expected, because the body was moving by instinct, it didn’t bother to avoid the attack.

With this in mind, it put a smile on his face. It meant that, no matter what Leowald did in the current state, it was futile.

Then Leowald looked at Hiiro and rushed again; his opponent’s speed increased as well.

If he kept fighting with his current speed it will get difficult, so he activated the preset word [[Accelerate]]. At the same time he took out [[Severing Blade – Zangeki]] and rushed forward.

Bushun!

The blade went right through the torso of his opponent. He was sure that he cut his opponent, but using [[Conversion]] his opponent returned to its original form.

Then Leowald looked back and rushed at Hiiro.

“Chi!” (Hiiro)

Hiiro managed to block the attack with his sword, but he was sent flying from the impact. Using the rotation of his body he managed to recover but at that moment a molten fist came flying at him.

Bishun!

Thanks to the [[Accelerate]] word, he immediately bent under the attack as the burning fist sizzled passed his forehead.

From that point onward, he clashed several times but he was unable to land a decisive blow. His opponent didn’t managed to land a blow either but every once in a while the temperature in the area would rise causing his physical strength to strangely diminish.

It was same for him opponent, if they kept going at it will be a battle of attrition at the end, but

“Hiiro” (Leowald)

It has been a while since a voice was heard.

“Hou, you are still conscious beast king” (Hiiro)

“Kuku … this is fun” (Leowald)

“…This battle mania” (Hiiro)

“Don’t say something like that. While we are fighting, I got your message clearly. Hiiro … you are also enjoying this aren’t you” (Leowald)

“…I don’t know” (Hiiro)

“Kukuku … is that so, that sword, it’s definitely not a normal sword is it? For an ordinary sword to strike my body several times, it would have lost its shape already.” (Leowald)

It was as he said; if it was normal sword, the sword would lose its shape when it was near the magma’s heat. However, [[Severing Blade – Zangeki]] hasn’t changed a bit since the beginning.

“A good sword. But you can’t beat me with that sword” (Leowald)

“………” (Hiiro)

“At the same time, even if I fight you in this state, I won’t be able to defeat you” (Leowald)

Then, his opponent released [[Conversion]] and returned to his normal form. Fatigue can be seen on his face. As expected, [[Conversion]] is exhausting.

“Hiiro, from this point onward, I’ll show you all my power” (Leowald)

“You mean there is another stage” (Hiiro)

“Right, I’ll beat you using this” (Leowald)

The atmosphere changed right away. It was as if all the hot air disappeared and a cool breeze filled the area. Unlike bloodlust or hostility, something like haki (spirit force) was causing the pressure.

The atmosphere seemed to shake and ripple as Leowald’s presence felt bigger.

If he attacked right now there is a chance that he could win, but his opponent can reverse the situation if he is not prepared.

Then, let me take advantage of this time to prepare on this side as well (Hiiro)

Then, he wrote several words on this body and set them up.

(I still have a lots of MP … , but I shouldn’t get negligent)

It was clear that a lot of magic was used, and that more magic will be used from this point onward. Thus, several MP recovery items [[Red Honey Candy]] was tossed into his mouth.

As he chewed and swallowed the candy, the weakness he felt before vanished.

Okay, this is good (Hiiro)

When Hiiro was ready, Leowald had finished setting up the next stage.

“I bequest ….spun from the blood of ancient times….manifest now!” (Leowald)

The space infront of Leowald rippled.

Pikiiu…..!?”

The space started cracking

“Coooommmme! Shishi-raigaaaa!” (Leowald)

Shattering space, a large fire lion appeared.

Chapter 193: Getting fired up

TL Note: I’m back, so I’ll be putting up chapters every once in a while. I’ll try for 1-2 chapters a week for the time being.

Chapter 193: Getting fired up

(Leowald POV)

Leowald put more power into the spell than when he used it against Marione. A small sun-like orb with him at the center dropped from the sky toward his target.

“Here I come! Eat this! [[Awakened Fireball of Truth]] !” (Leowald)

Then it dropped downward; it dropped toward a single boy on the ground.

“Now, what are you going to do Hiiiirooo!” (Leowald)

Hiiro looked up at the fireball and concentrated magic power into his index finger.

Magic again, huh! if it is anything like last time I can sweep it away! (Leowald)

With a loud rumbling sound a mass of pure fire crashed down, like a giant meteor.

Hiiro drew a word and then pointed at Leowald, who just grinned.

Leowald then created a wall of fireballs in front of the Flaming Meteor using the same technique as before. He knew that if the word was to hit the fire orbs, it would dissipate harmlessly.

There could be a good chance that his opponent is trying penetrate the wall. But it seemed like his opponent put on the expression that it was no good.

Then Hiiro started writing another word. Unlike the magic power he felt from the barrier before, it contained a lot more.

“Interesting! I don’t know what you are doing, but if you can stop this than do it!” (Leowald)

As the orb of fire approached Hiiro, Leowald was surprised by the outcome. For some reason, as the ball approached, it grew smaller and smaller until it disappeared.

“W-What!?” (Leowald)

Before he can recover, even the fire covering his body started to disappear.

“W-what. What was that!?” (Leowald)

It looked as if a balloon was slowly deflating. In order to prevent that he tried to increase the fire’s output but it was shrinking faster than he could recover. Then…

Sizzle…

As he stood speechless and watched his revered flames vanish into thin air, Hiiro appeared in front of him and swung his gleaming sword in a beheading motion.

Bushuwu’!

Unaware that his [[Conversion]] was dispelled a large gash appeared from his left shoulder down to his right abdomen.

“Guu!?” (Leowald)

The pain and chaos sent his consciousness into discord

But at that moment his head heated up (in anger) and grabbed Hiiro’s arm.

“Oops…!? (Hiiro)

Hiiro put on a surprised expression

Bachin!

Forming a hammer with his fist he struck Hiiro’s back which caused Hiiro to drop to the ground.

However, the body of Leowald sustained a some heavy damage; intense pain clearly showed on his face.

He isn’t sure what happened but if he took an attack right now it won’t be good.

“Ku…Hiiro…” (Leowald)

A lot of blood was flowing out of his body. It would be grave if he remained in this state too long, so he used [[Conversion]] right away.

In this state the pain will ease, and he’ll no longer bleed. However, he is unable to recover the damage taken. While using [[Conversion]], HP and MP will continue to decrease.

He knew that he wouldn’t be able to fight much longer in this state. He looked for the body of Hiiro which dropped to the ground, and when he couldn’t find it, a furious expression appeared on his face.

(Hiiro’s POV)

Hiiro was scrowling at his last action. No matter how happy he was that the move succeeded, he shouldn’t of let his guard down.

Ouch..dammit (Hiiro)

Leowald’s attack hit him with surprising force. He thought he landed a fatal attack on him, but didn’t expect him to fight back right away. He certainly let his guard down.

No…if I observe the action carefully, it feels like it was was performed instinctively. (Hiiro)

It would be difficult for someone one to counter attack when they witnessed their ultimate attack dissipate, followed by their opponent landing a fatal attack on their body right after.

At that time, because his eyes were blank, he didn’t think he would be able to counterattack.

However, at that moment life appeared in those blank eyes and Leowald grabbed his arm. He tried to cast a spell, but before he could, his body was sent crashing into the ground.

At that time, when Leowald used [[Awakened Fireball of Truth]]. Hiiro used extinguish (鎮火) and fireball (火球)

With these two words, he extinguished everything related to the Fireball; the small fire orbs that Leowald used to form a wall, the sun like meteor, even Leowald’s power; all of them were identified as “Fireball” from Hiiro’s point of view.

In other words, Hiiro made everything disappear and then he used the [[Conversion]] word on his sword before slashing at his target.

Soon after, he made a miscalculation. First it was Leowald’s abnormal body; it was as if he was trying to cut iron. Even then, he managed to inflict a large wound.

The next miscalculation was the counterattack. The speed was beyond comprehension. Even though he reacted with all his might with his arm being caught, the blow landed on him at about the same time.

Damage wise, even though it was only one attack, it’s force felt like all his opponent’s weight was put into it.

If he fell toward the ground with that much force, his face would be turned into a smashed tomato. Thus, he had no choice but to use the preset [[Protect]] word to nullify the impact damage.

…It can’t be helped (Hiiro)

He active the preset word [[Cure]] to remove the pain. The pain would be troublesome later on in battle. Even if his opponent is in a grievous state, he couldn’t let anything hinder him.

White light spread over his body, and the intense pain from before vanished.

Ha, really, this [[Word Magic – Magic]] has a lot of application (Hiiro)

If he didn’t have magic, he wouldn’t know what to do. He felt that it was good fortune to have an all-purpose unique magic.

At that moment, he felt a strong chill and waves of heat started radiating from behind him

He felt an abnormal wave of bloodlust slowing moving toward him. The closer it got the drier his mouth felt.

Even though, the white light of healing hasn’t disappeared yet, Hiiro turned around and looked at the mass of bloodlust.

Leowald was there. But it was in a completely different state than before; it didn’t even have a facial expression. It looked as if all that it wanted to do was to kill its opponent; it was manifestation of its instinct. Actually, it was like a wild mass of wrath and hatred.

There is… no end to this huh (Hiiro)

It felt like he was trapped by a SSS Rank monster, without anywhere to run.

“Oh man, it looks just like a human magma” (Hiiro)

Some time ago only Leowald’s right arm changed into magma, now his whole body was covered in magma. Even his legs which touched the magma also started to melt. Furthermore, it didn’t react at all to Hiiro’s sarcasm

It is definitely different than before … if I were to be hit by that body, I would be melted right away (Hiiro)

Hiiro judged that it isn’t a good idea to go too close to it. He used most of the words he set beforehand. Thus, he felt that he should strike at this moment; however there doesn’t seem to be a reasonable way to do so.

If he retreated, and then came back, he would be able to finish it right away. However, the current situation won’t allow it. Even then, he felt hesitant to do something like that.

As expected, I’m also a man … (Hiiro)

Furthermore, the challenge of defeating someone with a cheat body like this piqued his interest. After he thought for a bit, to be able to completely control the opponent in this situation would be the best way to proceed. Being forced to do something like that really brought back the joy of fighting a worthy opponent

Whether it was in games or novels, fighting a strong opponent is thrilling. Also, running away in fear isn’t something a man does.

If there was major difference in strength, and the body was in an unreasonable condition then it would be smart to give up. At this moment though, as long as there is a way to win against the opponent, then by doing so …

If I don’t get fired up then I am not a man (Hiiro)

Although, he isn’t sure if his opponent was enjoying it or not, right now Hiiro had a smile on his face.

“…fu, lets proceed” (Hiiro)

With renewed resolution, he focused magic in front of his finger

“Hiiiroooooooooooooooooo!” (Leowald)
The magma like monster rushed at Hiiro.

Chapter 6: Conference of the Immortals

Note: The Immortals will be introduce in detail as they appear, at the moment they’ll be Immortal A-L
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A transparent globe floated at the center of a large conference table, it showed everything that happened at the Demon Lord’s castle. The moment that a petty person touched gate, and turned into a chunk of cheese. Even the collar which had a powerful magic nullifying effect turned into a donut at his touch.

“Well, then…Now what?” (Immortal A)

Immortal A looked at everyone in a befuddled expression.

“I don’t know, this is the first time it happened in 1000 years. With all the safeguards in the place, unless a person collects the 12 Sacred Orbs, the Gate and even the castle itself wouldn’t yield. Even now, no has even managed to get there hands on even one of the orbs. The legendary beasts have guarded them well. But who could have thought that a person would be summoned with such a ridiculous ability.” (Immoral B)

“That is the price of summoning people from other dimension. Everyone of them will be given a random ability. Most of them, die right off the bat by doing something stupid. None of them would get such a random ability; with world breaking potential as well. He probably doesn’t even know what he just did.” (Immortal C)

“Get rid of him?” (Immortal D)

“That won’t do anything, and will be suicide especially with the former Hero around him. She’s probably looking to get back at whoever tricked her and locked her up in that place, and you all know what she is capable of.” (Immortal B)

Immortal B looked at everyone with a knowing glance.

“She doesn’t know who… right?” (Immortal E)

“With the number of proxies you used it will be a very long time before she traces it to you. I can help you if…” (Immortal F)

Immortal F smirked as he said it.

“No, don’t even go there we all have a grudge from the past. I don’t want anyone making threats. We have the Legendary Beasts to worry about at the moment as well, now that their seals has been released. They’ll not hesitate to wipeout the race that put a seal on them and locked them up for 1000 years.” (Immortal B)

“That isn’t the only thing that we have on our hands. If you look closely at where the castle was you can see a permanent uncontrollable rift. I don’t know what it will do but I don’t have a good feeling about.” (Immortal I)

“We need to find Edea then, she is the only one able to close a rift like that.” (Immortal H)

“Heh, good luck with that. We’re the ones that betrayed her, tore her soul into pieces and sealed her away in a magic device so each us can summon things from the other world for our amusement.Don’t you even remember what we had to do to set up this system?” (Immortal J)

“We are hated by everyone huh? Even though we brought a millennia of peace to the races here?” (Immortal A)

“If you think peace is summoning monsters to attack random people, get people killed in their pursuit for treasure, and instilling fear in everyone so that they have to work together just to be able to survive in this world then we’ve done a wonderful job!” (Immortal K)

“You agreed to this method; you’re part of this as well!” (Immortal A)

“If you hand kidnapped my people for you experiment. We wouldn’t have to deal with any of this!” (Immortal K)

“So we deserved what you did to us as well?” (Immortal L)

A raucous started among the table as everyone remembered the horrible things each of their races did in the past to the other races.

“Enough! We won’t get anywhere by shouting at each other. To make sure that everything won’t become extinct in this world we need to come up with plan right now!” (Immortal B)
“What do you have mind? We already hate each other’s guts, what could be worse?” (Immortal K)

“Several Generations have passed in this world since the War, there will definitely be people who forgot about what happened before, and could be willing to move beyond the past.” (Immortal B)

“Good, luck with that. I’m sure, my people would welcome the ones who took everything from us.” (Immortal L)

Immortal L looked at Immortal K menacingly.

Immortal B let out a sigh,

“You know what? I don’t care what any of you guys think and assume would happen. I’m not going to sit here and watch as the world comes to an end.” (Immortal B)

Immortal B said as he marched out of the conference room.

“What are you planning to do?” (Immortal C)

“You’ll all find out soon enough.” (Immortal B)
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The next day a well-known rumor about a sanctuary filled with treasures, and wealth was scattered throughout the people. With the constant monster raids and a brooding war, there was nothing to lose and lots of people started looking for that a place; a place that they can finally feel safe from a world that was was thrown into chaos when Demon Lord was defeated.

Chapter 178: A considerate Friend

TL Note: Hi all.  Itisn1tmyname, has translated chapters 177 to 183 at this site. I find it hard to read (and these chapters were almost complete) so for an unknown amount of time I’ll create links from this site to her site. I will also help out in editing her translations. As a side note, I plan to only add chapter links on this website when the edits are completed. I’ll be discussing and coordinating with Itisn1tmyname to release new chapters for KnW.

Chapter 178 – Considerate Friend

Translated by Anri and NB

“Now you see that it isn’t just the difference between our levels. So, see ya, I’m heading out.” (Rarashik)

She spoke those words, and then left Shublarz who lost the fight, without another word.

“Fufu, good grief~, although her appearance was that of a petite young researcher, her movements were of a natural-born soldier. What a shocker~” (Shublarz)

With those thoughts in mind, she watched Rarashik’s back moving away in the distance, and shrugged her shoulders helplessly.

“Well then, I believe we should leave as well. We must report to Her Majesty~”

Maybe because she lost the fight, Shublarz had a gloomy expression thinking whether she could still maintain her dignity.

“A-Ah, P-Please wait a minute!” (Muir)

Muir raised her voice at Shublarz’s group who was preparing to leave the area.

“May we help you?” (Shublarz)

“Ah, um… it’s about… Io-chan.” (Muir)

“Eh? Ionis?” (Shublarz)

Shublarz shifted her attention to Ionis in response to Muir’s words.

“Ah, now that you have mentioned it. Err… you are the superior in charge of that child, right?” (Arnold)

Arnold joined their conversation.

“Y-Yes, yes I am, is there something wrong?” (Shublarz)

Arnold explained to her that Hiiro could heal Ionis’ injury; her burned face.

“Eh? Hiiro-kun could restore old scars back to normal?” (Shublarz)

Although Shublarz had witnessed the scene of Demon Lord Eveam’s injury being healed before, she thought that he was only able to heal a wound that happened recently.

However, she one-sidedly judged that his powers would have no effect on past wounds, or more specifically speaking, on things such as life-long scars and illnesses.

“Well.. I think he can probably do it? Asking him personally is probably more reassuring.” (Arnold)

“…..hee, although I heard it from Her Majesty, you really do put a lot of trust on him~” (Shublarz)

Her eyes glittered; she seemed to have found something interesting.

“Y-You might say it like that. Setting aside the human nature of that guy, I believe in his strength or perhaps I should say it that I was forced to place my trust on him….” (Arnold)

His cheeks had a slight cramp when he said those words. Certainly, people who experienced Hiiro’s magic would be made to trust him against their will….. As a non-standard existence.

“Fufufu, still, can Hiiro really heal Ionis’ scar?” (Shublarz)

“I’m not sure about it but…:” (Arnold)

“Hey.” (Hiiro)

“Eh? Uwa-! Hiroooooooooooo!?” (Arnold)

It was no wonder Arnold would be surprised. Because Hiiro, the person in question, was nearby.

“W-w-why are you here right now?” (Arnold)

“Haa? I heard you called my name, that’s why I came here.”

“Eh? We called you…”

Then, Silva who was behind Hiiro, matched eyes with him, and smiled faintly; he grasped his intention,

“AH! That’s right! Yes it it true! As a matter of fact, we have a request for you!” (Arnold)

“Request? In such a place, and at such a time?” (Hiiro)

Hiiro stared at Arnold in doubt while crossing his arms together.

“H-Hiiro!” (Muir)

At that time, Muir called out to Hiiro.

“Hm? What is it Chibi? Don’t tell me it is something you are involved as well?” (Hiiro)

“Eh, uhm, err…” (Muir)

As she looked eye to eye with Hiiro, for some reason, her face flushed red and casted her gaze downward. Although she was fidgeting, Muir suddenly looked up

“P-Please heal Eo-chan’s face!” (Muir)

“……..ha?” (Hiiro)

When Hiiro was asked abruptly he wasn’t sure what she wanted. But after listening to her story, it seemed that Muir wanted Hiiro to heal the burn scar.

“I see, that is why you called me” (Hiiro)

“U-um…can you heal it?” (Muir)

“Did I have an obligation to do something like that?” (Hiiro)

Since it was a response that Muir expected, she let let out a sigh

“Hey Hiiro, you should consider helping people without compensation sometime…” (Arnold)

“Shut up, you half-corpse. Do I look like someone that would do something like that?” (Hiiro)

“Gu…fine, fine I get it…hey who are you calling a half-corpse!” (Arnold)

Ignoring Arnold’s protest, Hiiro looked at Muir.

“Hey Chibi, you know that Yo-Yo is your enemy right?” (Hiiro)

“Eh? Yo-Yo?”(Muir)

Not only Muir, but also Ionis craned her neck in a puzzled expression. Since it was troublesome to remember the person’s name, he used her weapon 《KaiJin》, which looked like the yo-yo toy in his original world as a nickname.

“Yo-Yo….” (Ionis->Yo-yo)

Ionis looked at the weapon 《KaiJin》 in her hand

“Putting the toy aside. Answer me Chibi, she is an enemy right?” (Hiiro)

“Ah, ye…….yes, but a friend” (Muir)

“Muir……” (Ionis)

Although, her face was expressionless, she was deeply moved and stared at Muir while muttering something.

(A friend…) (Ionis)

She looked sweet and naive. But by looking at her face, her true feelings could be understood. She then look at him with an honest expression.

Hiiro move his gaze naturally to look at Ionis. She was probably embarrassed when he looked her way and tried to hide her eyes with her hair.

“Fun, I feel there is nothing to worry about” (Hiiro)

“Eh?” (Ionis)

Even though she was unsure what Hiiro meant, something gripped her heart.

“Well, I guess girls are worried about it” (Hiiro)

Ionis diverted her gaze and looked at Muir

“Not as responsibilty, or self-interest, nor rewards. You want me to help as a friend right?” (Hiir)

“Yes!” (Muir)

As if he was a master looking down on a disciple, he crossed his arms and let out breath.

“However, you also know that I’m not someone that would take action without some sort of compensation right?” (Hiiro)

“eh, ah, yes….” (Muir)

When Muir was about to give up, she look toward Arnold for answers, then Hiiro said

“Then, this time, you should prepare something delicious for me to eat.” (Hiiro)

“……Eh?” (Muir)

Her mouth opened in surprise at Hiiro’s response.

“From what I heard, from Aoi-ribbon, you are the one that taught the old man how to cook right?” (Hiiro)

“Y-Yes.” (Muir)

“Then, make something that I can eat until I’m satisfied. That is price.” (Hiiro)

She was a bit taken aback by the response, but eventually recovered and said

“Y,-yes! I’ll try my best to serve you well!” (Muir)

She replied with a face full of smiles.

“Oi-oi, Muir…you are thinking of something else right….?” (Arnold)

No one heard Arnold when he muttered the Tsukommi (quip). When he looked at Hiiro’s broad smile, punching him in the face would be a form of divine judgement, but he kept the thoughts and action to himself.

 

 

 

 

“Then lets hurry up and do it” (Hiiro)

Hiiro concentrated magic power into his finger. An enormous amount of magic was focused on his finger tips; it was so enormous that it scared Shubluarz group.

Then he wrote the words『Restore』and moved it toward Ionis

“Ah…” (Ionis)

When Hiiro approached Ionis, she retreated in fear, but Muir embraced her arm and said in a soft voice

“Don’t worry. Believe in Hiiro” (Hiiro)

“Muir….” (Ionis)

Whether it was because she didn’t feel safe, or she didn’t want Hiiro to see her burn scar, she turned her face away.

When Hiiro saw something like that, he let out a sigh and said

“Hey, Yo-yo, give me your hand” (Hiiro)

“Eh? Ah……”(Ionis)

Without warning, Hiiro quickly gripped her hand. Even though Hiiro was a country Hero, holding hands with a boy for the first time caused her heart to beat faster.

“Don’t be so tense” (Hiiro)

Although Hiiro said something like that, her heart only beat faster. But at that moment, she felt something warm light up from the center of her body

“Ah…” (Ionis)

It might have been from the battle, but something warm started to spread from her cold hands.

“…it’s warm…” (Ionis)

The words came out of her mouth involuntarily. When she became aware, the fear that she felt before vanished like an lie.

She felt like she was standing in the rays of the spring sun. Soon, she understood that the feeling was caused by Hiiro’s magic flowing through her hands.

(Why? Why is this person’s magic power so warm…….it even feels pleasant……) (Ionis)

She unconsciously raised her face and closed her eye with a pleasant expression on her face.

Then, she felt something warm touch her forehead. And then, she felt her body becoming hot. It was especially hot between her eyebrows.

However, it wasn’t painfully hot. The parts that were less hot slowly became cooler; and the fever around her eyes gradually diminished.

No matter how much time passed. One minute, one hour the strange feeling can still be felt.

Then, she heard a voice in her ear.

“It is finished” (Hiiro)

She slowly opened her eyes.

 

Chapter 176: Unrelenting Spirit

TL: Hi all, I’m done waiting for editors, from now onward for all translations and chapters, I’ll be doing both the translations and edit for almost every chapter from this point onward. I’ll have to brush-up on the grammar and related things (something I’ve put off too long). If you notice some issues please let me know and I’ll fix it right away. Thanks for your support.

Chapter 176 Unrelenting Spirit

“What is going on!?” (Arnold)

Arnold was surprised by the countless number of attacks. Even if his entire body had undergone 《Transformation》 , it would still be impossible to come out completely unscathed with that many attacks. Most importantly, Muir was nearby as well.

Not only that, Muir had just ran out of power from her use of the “Thunder Void Formation” skill earlier.

“Ojisan! I’m not done yet!” (Muir)

“Muir!” (Arnold)

“I haven’t given my all yet!!” (Muir)

When she said that, Muir’s beast-like ears then transformed into the shape of wings, and started sparking. Then at breakneck speed, she appeared beside Arnold.

”Ojisan!”(Muir)

“Kuh! Ahhh, fine, I got it! I’ll go all out as well!” (Arnold)

Muir transformed with a violet-blue aura around her body, while Arnold transformed with a light green aura around his body.

“Thunder Conversion!” (Muir)

“Wind Conversion!” (Arnold)

When Herbreed saw both of them transform, he shouted

“No way! They can both use the 《Transformation》 skill?” (Herbreed)

He thought that they were unable to use “Conversion” on their entire body, but the situation before his eyes proved otherwise.

While Herbreed was pondering, Muir made the first move.

“Please! Let my body maintain this! 《Thunder Void Formation》 oonnn!” (Muir)

Unlike before, numerous orbs of lightning flew out from Muir’s body.
It somehow stopped the dark weapons from flying at them but,

“I can’t hold it up for very long oojisan! Do something!” (Muir)

“Leave it to me!” (Arnold)

Arnold leapt into the air and started spinning his body.

“How is thiss! Final Tempest》 ssssst!” (Arnold)

Wind swirled around Arnold’s body eventually converged into a large tornado. Then, the weapons were all swallowed by the large tornado

“…No way…” (Herbreed)

Herbreed who stood protectively beside Eonis was surprised at what happened before him

Then, the tornado disappeared and Arnold landed on the ground

“Damn…that hurt…my body isn’t used to it still…even now my body feels like it is in tatters…” (Arnold)

Putting in a lot of effort, Muir revealed a similar fatigued expression and desperately stood up

“Ar-are you alright? …Muir” (Arnold)

“Nh…nh….but I’m sorry…my body…” (Muir)

At that moment, Muir dropped forward in exhaustion. Arnold barely managed to kneel down and stop her before her face was about to hit the ground.

“…Honestly, I’m surprised at your latent power” (Herbreed)

He listened to Herbreed’s compliment but,

“Still, we can’t move anymore. But, please do not lay a hand on Muir. If you want to do something then do it to me” (Arnold)

When Herbreed heard that, he laughed out loud.
“Don’t look down on us. I am not a person who would enjoy attacking a person who can’t fight anymore.” (Herbreed)

Although, he spent a notable amount of mana on the attack, it would not be hard to kill Arnold and Muir who can’t fight at the moment. But it is dishonourable to attack someone who cannot attack back, is what Herbreed was saying

“Also, we can’t leave Eonis alone” (Herbreed)

Barely conscious, Muir looked at Eonis who was crouched on the ground with her hands over her face, and said

“W-what happened….Eonis-chan?” (Muir)

However, Eonic just whispered “No, no, no, no” under her breath

Looking at her, Herbreed took a deep breath and said

“There is a significant scar on her eyes” (Herbreed)

“Eh? Scar?” (Muir)

“Yes, a scar” (Herbreed)

Arnold wanted to say, “is that all?” but he kept quiet. Then, Herbreed grimaced and said.

“You guys might not understand but, because of this scar, she was alienated from others. As a matter of fact, this scar was given by…actually, nevermind, talking more about this will be rude.” (Herbreed)

When Herbreed ended abruptly, Muir said

“That is pathetic Eo-chan!” (Muir)

When Muir shouted at Eonis. Eonis stopped muttering and looked up

“Did you expect me to say something insulting because I saw your scar?” (Muir)

Everyone remained quiet and listened to Muir.

“Even though we are enemies, I was happy! It was a desperate fight, but I enjoyed fighting you with everything I got!” (Muir)

Muir put in all her effort to walk towards Eonis while distorting her face in fatigue.

“Most people would judge a person by their beast-ears or their looks, but we are not like that! That is because we fought with all our might. Isn’t that right?” (Muir)

Muir walked and stood before Eonis as she said her thoughts outloud.

“So don’t judge us as that kind of person as well. Don’t look at me as if I would say something bad because of your scar, it is sad for me to think so” (Muir)

“…But everyone who looks at these eyes are disgusted” (Eonis)

At last she received a response from Eonis

“True, but that does not mean you are bad, it is those people who do not understand Eo-chan’s situation who are bad.” (Muir)

By fighting against her, Muir somehow understood that Eonis was pure and fair person inside.

“Muir…” (Eonis)

“Thus, …right? Please show me Eo-chan?” (Muir)

“…No! It is definitely grotesque!” (Eonis)

“…it is alright” (Muir)

Muir put on a soft voice and said.

“But, even though we are enemies, I like you Eo-chan!” (Muir)

Hearing the response, she moved her body abruptly.

“Eo-chan…can’t be liked by anyone…right? You are also a different race so you think we can’t be friends?” (Muir)

“……friend?” (Eonis)

“Nh, friends” (Muir)

“……are you sure? Muir won’t hurt Eonis?” (Eonis)
“That is how we got to know each other right?” (Muir)

“………” (Eonis)

“So…please be my friend” (Muir)

Eonis removed her trembling hands from her face, raised her head and looked at Muir

“Like I said, it is definitely better to look eye to eye.” (Muir)

A smile floated on Muir’s face. There was a large burn across both her eyes. For a girl it was definitely not something one would want to show others.

“That said, you have beautiful eyes Eo-chan” (Muir)

Eonis wasn’t blind. She used the eyemask to cover the scars. Even then she managed with blood-curdling effort to fight with all her strength.

She had large brilliant jade brown eyes. Muir moved her body and smiled pleasantly..

“There is no point in hiding it, you know” (Muir)

“U……uu….uwaaaaaaaaan!” (Eonis)

At that moment, tears began to fall from her eyes, and she ran toward Muir and hugged her. Muir gently stroked her head.

After she finished crying, Eonis turned away with her cheeks dyed red. It seem that she felt some shame after she cried.

“Ah! Eo-chan is so cute” (Muir)

“Mu….Muir you bully..” (Eonis)

When Herbreed saw the two, he opened his eyes wide in admiration

“I’m surprised. For someone like Eonis to be moved so easily.” (Herbreed)

“It isn’t easy” (Arnold)

“How so?” (Herbreed)

“It is only because it is Muir” (Arnold)

“……” (Herbreed)

“My daughter is able to understand and feel the pain of another person. That is why her words were able to get through to others” (Arnold)

“…..Is that right? I see, I now understand why you were a friend of our country’s Hero.” (Herbreed)

“What? Hero?” (Arnold)

“Eeh, it is Hiiro-san” (Herbreed)

“Buho~! Hi-Hiiro is a hero!?” (Arnold)

Arnold exclaimed involuntarily.

“What-what? What is wrong?” (Herbreed)

“A-actually, well, it is that…” (Arnold)

From what Arnold remembered from the time he was journeying with Hiiro, Hiiro didn’t seem to be someone that Arnold would call a Hero.

As someone who wanders the world, doing anything, even participating in a war, for food caused Arnold’s face to twitch in uncertainty.

“Ah, that said it is only Eonis…only right?” (Arnold)

Arnold turned to look at Muir.

“What do you mean oojisan?” (Muir)

“No, it is only a wound, wouldn’t that person be able to heal it?” (Arnold)

“…….ah!?” (Muir)

Muir stopped abruptly and thought about it

“That is right, Eo-chan!” (Muir)

Muir grabbed both Eo-chan’s hands

“Hiiro can erase the burn scar that you have!”

“Eh? Hiiro…the Hero?” (Eonis)

“Hero?” (Muir)

“That is right, that Hero-sama” (Eonis)

Muir put on a puzzled expression and looked at Arnold

“If it is Hiiro, then it is possible to return your face to its original beauty” (Arnold)

“That is right! I’ll ask him for you” (Muir)

“……Can it really be fixed?” (Eonis)

Actually, Eonis tried a lot of treatments before, but none of them worked. So, she gave up.

“I’m sure of it! Hiiro is an amazing person!” (Muir)

“He is also abnormal, beyond comprehension, and an irregular monster” (Arnold)

At that moment, Arnold felt himself enter someone’s glare and shivered. He was too scared to respond to it so he pretended that he didn’t feel anything.

“Let’s do this together, Eo-chan!” (Muir)

“…If it can really be fixed then…I want it to be fixed” (Eonis)

“……yes, but you need to prepare some sort of compensation or…” (Arnold)

At that moment, Arnold heard a voice behind him.

“You don’t have to worry about that. As long as a nice feast is made for him, surely Hiiro will lend you his power right?” (???)

“Uwah!” (Arnold)

Arnold jumped up in surprise and looked at the figure behind him, and saw Silva

“Y-you, what are you doing here?” (Arnold)

Then, Silva smiled and said

“Ah, I was just here to inform you that the second round was over” (Silva)

“…What?” (Arnold)

Being unable to understand the situation, everyone stiffened up.

Chapter 5: Quest End?

Chapter 5: Quest end?

“Well that wasn’t too hard.” Reis said as they arrived at what seemed to be the final chamber in the dungeon.

In the center of the chamber was a table which had three orbs placed in a triangular configuration. One of the three orbs were missing. That could be why there were very little resistance as Reis, Elin and Claire made their way through the dungeon.

“Someone was here before us?” (Elin)

“Probably, though, I’m not sure why only one orbs was taken instead all the other stuff scattered around.” (Claire)

She said as she looked at the piles of gold, jeweled items lying about on the ground. All these things would be more than enough for someone to live a luxurious life.

“I wonder what those orbs are for though. Physically taking all the stuff in this room is going to be tough. Let just take the orbs. Claire do sense anything unusual in the room?” (Reis)

Her eyes flashed light blue a short moment, and then

“Well, it seem that the magic flow from the orb leads underground to something.” (Claire)

“There is something underground, but how do we get to it?” (Reis)

“Good question, I’m sure we could dig for the next 24 hours and then find out. How does that sound?” (Elin)

Elin finally had enough, they been going at this simple missing for the last 12 hours, and it was starting to feel like work. Not only that but Claire and Reis has been using him as the one who would trigger the traps that they found to clear the way. The traps were not very elaborate or powerful and consisted primarily of arrows and darts, which all bounced harmlessly off his fortified body. Nonetheless, every trap felt like getting pricked with annoying toothpicks.

“…Let us just take some of the jewelry and go.” (Claire)

“No, I didn’t come into this place just to pick up some spare change from the dungeon, there should at least be some sort of rare weapon or something…” (Reis)

“With what little threat we encountered on our way here, I’m sure lots of people have been here already and took all the good stuff…” (Elin)

“Other people?” (Reis)

“Well, this is where we found ourselves after the plane incident. I’m sure there were lots of other people who had similar broken abilities like us. That said, someone also came here before us as well and probably cleared out the monsters. We could just take the orb and leave it might be something useful.” (Elin)

“I don’t think it is a good idea. The orbs might could be used to keep the whole place intact or seal away some sort of powerful creature.” (Claire)

The moment she said it the orbs shattered by itself and the whole place started rumbling.

“What did you do?!” (Reis)

“N-nothing! But I did see something severe itself from the orbs.” (Claire)

“Let go! This whole place is probably going to collapse in moments. Grab what you can.” (Elin)

Reis didn’t want to leave with mundane things so he ran up to table and collected the orb fragments into a brown leather bag and dashed beside his teammates who just grabbed what they can reach and head out of the chamber, and eventually out of the dungeon.
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“Ku-hahahah! Wonderful! someone actually destroyed the seal. I never expected something like this to happen. This Hero game will finally come to an end and we can put an end to those who looked down on us before” (Voice)

“What!?” (Girl)

The girl woke abruptly from her sleep when the voice echoed with more power inside her head than before.

“Oh, sorry to wake you up. But it seems that you wouldn’t have to go through as much trouble to reach your goal. Some irregular broke the seal, and now all my power is returning to me.” (Voice)

The moment the girl heard that, she thought she was going to dispose of her right away. But what came next was something she wanted to avoid.

“That said, your new task is to assemble all the various clans of Nyxes and secure the funds for war.” (Voice)

“War? But why!” (Girl)

“It is to prove our dominance in this world and protect our race, why else, child” (Voice)
“But that can be done without killing, that is what our-” (Girl)

She stopped before giving out any more details about the world she came from. But it was too late she felt a slight prick on the right side of her head as her mind was read.

“I see. You came from another world. You have no idea what our race has been through. The moment this Hero Game ended, we would either be exterminated, fleeing for our lives, or enslaved by other races. That was how our race lived for the last 30000 years.” (Voice)

She had no idea how to react since she was just thrown into this world, and soon witnessed the death of her father. She saw no meaning in putting her life in risk for a group of people that she isn’t associated with at all. Yet, because of the contract she made with the being, after a group wiped out the people that helped her family and her father. She became the being’s servant.

She expected at first to be robbed of her free will but the being gave her as much free will as she want and just listed some destinations that she needs to go to, and it was her choice whether to go there now or later. The being even helped her survive in the wild and showed her various spectacular places and events during the journey. This all could be a rouse to make her lower her guard…

“Hmm, you still don’t trust me do you?” (Voice)

“Stop reading my mind!…I don’t even know why I’m here…I don’t know anyone (hik)…the only person that I know died..and now I’m stuck with someone who can read my mind…and who could probably deprive me of my free will at whim…Why don’t you just do that so I don’t have to deal with all this…*(hik)” (Girl)

The girl broke out in tears. She enjoyed all the new things she witness on her journey, but it did little change her current situation; she was alone in an unknown world under the power of an omnipotent, all for the purpose of a war.

“I feel your pain…and yes I could do something like that but it isn’t something I want to do.” (Voice)

“Why? Right now, I’m nothing but a hinderance to your plans, all you want is the power that I have, so you can do whatever with it” (Girl)

She felt something like a sigh and the voice said, “You have no idea who I am do, or the origins of this world do you?” (Voice)

The girl remained silent.

“I’ll show you in it’s entirely and then you can decide what you want to do next.” (Voice)
She felt something inside her head and slowly went to sleep. The last thing she felt was something wrapping around her body like a cocoon, and the dream began.

“My name is Edea, one of the Gods who created this world…” (Voice->Edea)
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“W-what happened?” (Terrance)

Terrance withdrew his hand from the door which changed into brightly glowing cheese when he used his power on it. The past three month were hectic, but the end was anticlimactic.

Since a week ago after mind and body numbing training where he got the crap beaten of him almost every day, finally finished, the group headed towards the center of the continent where their friend, the demon lord, was residing.

There were monsters that attacked them on the way there but they were easily disposed of by Ness and Elaine (Ness with his eloquent magic ability, and Elaine with her brute strength). Terrance expected dungeons castles and things on their way there but all they went through were open plains, lush forests, and large established cities.

Now they were standing at the center of a courtyard overrun with wild plants before the gates of a large castle. The gate was well decorated with 12 slots for what seem to be for spherical objects. There were fancy runes and and magic circles engraved on it.

However, right now there is a giant door made of glowing yellow cheese which was already falling inward from the sides.

The three behind Terrance all looked at it with a stunned expression.

“Hmm, looks likes cheese. Hehe. I wonder if it is edible…” (Elaine)

Soon after something round flew towards Terrance’s head. He wasn’t able to react fast enough and felt it lock around his neck.

“What the heck is this!” (Terrance)

He grabbed the choker with his hands which still contained his ability, and it changed into a ring of chocolate donut with glowing sprinkles on it, which with a light tug detached itself from his neck and then crumbled into the ground.

“That looks tasty…’ (Elaine)

Elaine said as some water started to appear on the side of her mouth. Cheese and donuts the best snack combination.

Before anyone can react a large shadow dashed beside Terrance and crashed into Jared.

“I’m so happy to see you again! I thought I would never see you again!” (Person)

She sounded like she was crying so Terrance remained quiet and turned around. Jared smile at him.

“Thank you so much! This is my wife Serin. She’s…” (Jared)

Before he was able to finish the whole place started rumbling and walls started crumbling.

“Oh dear, I guess you also destroyed the key as well. I don’t know how you did it but this place will return to the void very soon. Introductions later. Hold my hand! I’ll explain everything once we are somewhere safe.” (Serin)

She looked at Elaine.

“Elaine, don’t touch the…um…cheese and donuts, they aren’t good for you and you’ll..uh… get fat if you eat them.” (Serin)

“But…” (Elaine)

There was a red glow in Serin’s eyes as she said it and Elaine froze mid-speech. The reaction from a carefree Elainee clearly indicated that Serin was someone powerful in the family. It made Terrance wonder if it was a good idea for Jared. Then again, family is family.

Everyone held hands and formed a closed circle, and in a flash of white light they disappeared from the spot.

Moments later a dark hole appear at the gates of the castle and everything was sucked into it before a spherical explosion left nothing but a large crater where once the Demon Lord’s Fortress had been.

Chapter 172: The Growth of the Former Companions

TL: Netblazer
ED: Sakkun & NB & Kiriko

Chapter 172: The Growth of the Former Companions

 

“Now then. Arnold, you take the man, and Muir will take on that small girl. I’ll take on the person with the mysteriously large chest.” (Rarashik)

 

Rarashik said that as she pointed at Shublarz’s chest in a displeased manner.

 

“Ara~, if it was up to me, I would be much happier facing that man over there though~” (Shublarz)

 

Her large breasts jiggled once again as she gazed intently into Arnold’s eyes in an alluring manner.

 

“…..*gulp*” (Arnold)

 

Arnold wavered and seemed to forget himself as his nostrils flared pervertedly.

 

“You want to die first, Arnold?” (Rarashik)

 

“N-no! I-I’ll fight the other person! L-leave it to me! Ahahahaha!” (Arnold)

 

When he sensed a clear killing intent from Rarashik, he shook with fear as his teeth clattered, and he desperately attempted to smooth things over. Muir also gave a fed up sigh, and then focused her gaze upon the one who would be her opponent in the upcoming battle.

 

Her light green hair was tied up in a sidetail, and was coiled around in a curl. However, the most significant feature of her opponent was the eyepatch like object that covered both their eyes.

 

She thought that her opponent probably couldn’t see anything and so believed that she could find a blind spot with ease. But making an assumption without any clear evidence could result in a grave mistake, she shook her head at the thought.

 

This was mainly because she understood that  the person before her was someone who had enough power to participate in the duel. Muir assumed that it would definitely be someone really strong even though her opponent’s size was just as small as her’s.

 

She then looked at Hiiro who was outside the crater

 

(…Just watch me Hiiro)

 

Her eyes then drifted towards Lionis

 

(Watch how much I’ve grown!)

 

To persuade them so, she put in all her effort

 

“Now then, let start as soon as possible. I won’t forgive you guys if you were defeated  too fast!” (Rarashik)

 

Rarashik declared with motivation; while Arnold and Muir strongly responded.

 

“Are you two ready?” (Shublarz)

 

“Yes!” (Blindfold person)

 

“Understood” (Man)

 

The other side also responded accordingly, to Shublarz command.

 

“First spread out! Then fight!”

 

Rarashi raised her right hand towards her opponent, then uncountable blades of ice erupted from the ground and flew toward her opponent.

 

Shublarz and her group were able to avoid the attack but were separated in the attempt

 

Then they were enraptured in a one-on-one battle.

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Arnold faced his opponent Halbreed, then Arnold drew out the large sword strapped on his back and rushed at the opponent,

 

”UOooooooooh!” (Arnold)

 

“Naive! Shadow blade!” (Halbreed)

 

A dark sword manifested itself in  Halbreed’s hand, which he used to defend against the attack from Arnold.

 

The two gritted their teeth as their blades clashed and soon, it became a test of strength.

 

“Mu, as expected from the Gabranth. You have great strength!” (Halbreed)

 

“I’m thankful for th…that!” (Arnold)

 

Arnold pushed against Halbreed, who reacted by jumping backward. Arnold chased him soon after but Halbreed simply thrust  his sword towards  the approaching Arnold.

“……What?” (Arnold)

 

“Shadow Ball!” (Halbreed)

 

Suddenly, the sword changed shape and became a bow and arrow.

 

“Wa!?” (Arnold)

 

The arrow flew towards Arnold who was rushing at his opponent in a straight line.

 

“Ku!” (Arnold)

 

Arnold stopped his forward movement and jumped to the side to avoid the arrow.

 

“It isn’t over yet!” (Halbreed)

 

Halbreed didn’t hesitate even a bit as he pulled the string of  his bow and a volley of arrows flew towards Arnold once again.

 

“Hey, this is BS!” (Arnold)

 

Shouted Arnold as he swung his broadsword to intercept the arrows that were flying at him.

 

“It seems I can’t hurt you with just this. Then, let try something else!” (Halbreed)

 

Halbreed quickly closed the distance between his opponent, and made preparations to attack.

 

“Shadow Axe!” (Halbreed)

 

This time a war axe came out from the shadow. Equipping the war axe, Halbreed executed his attack..

 

Dogan! (Bam)

 

“Neh! W-what power?!” (Arnold)

 

Arnold tried to block the attack with his broadsword, but the force of the attack sent him flying through the air along with his broadsword which he had been gripping very tightly.

 

“Chance! Dark Dagger!” (Halbreed)


With his opponent off balance, Halbreed changed the shape of his weapon once again and rushed at his opponent.

 

“Ku!” (Arnold)

 

It took too long for Arnold to counteract the force from the blow and parry the attack. At the rate things were progressing, his stomach would be pierced.

 

“You are mine!” (Halbreed)

 

Sensing victory, Halbreed quickly stabbed the dagger home.

 

Bushi!

 

He was sure that hehad  hit his mark. It wasn’t a fatal blow but it was enough to render the opponent incapable of combat. Thus, when Halbreed passed Arnold,  he looked back to confirm his victory.

 

At that moment, Arnold stood up with a gash on his armor, but then Halbreed noticed something was wrong.

.

He expected some blood to gush out from the place he had attacked but not even a single drop of blood came to his view.

 

“W-what is going on……?” (Halbreed)

 

He stiffened at the sight for a moment.

 

“That hurt like hell. Really. I would have died from it.” (Arnold)

 

Arnold who had received an almost fatal blow to his side, now stood like nothing happened.

 

Then, Halbreed looked carefully at the spot he had struck, and saw a green glow around the area and realized what was going on right away.

 

“Is it…《Conversion》…? “ (Halbreed)

 

At that moment, the wound slowly disappeared and Arnold turned to face his opponent.

 

“You didn’t think that I wasn’t  able to use it, Evila-san, did you?” (Arnold)

 

“My apologies. As expected, from someone who was selected to participate in this battle. Would it be alright for me to ask for your name? My name is Halbreed Julius.” (Halbreed)

 

“My name is Arnold Ocean. I was made to participate in this battle abruptly, but now that I am here, I will not lose!” (Arnold)

 

“I see! Made to participate abruptly huh…no wonder I’ve never seen you before. Nonetheless, for the peace of the Evila, I cannot afford to lose either!” (Halbreed)

 

While saying so, Halbreed changed his weapon to a Shadow Blade.

 

“No matter how powerful your 《Conversion》 is, you still feel the pain of magic. Also, there is a compatibility risk to it as well. And…”

 

Halbreed then looked and observed Arnold carefully.

 

“It seems that you are unable create a complete 《Conversion》. Isn’t that right?” (Halbreed)

 

“I don’t know, let it  be something for you to find out in the future!” (Anrold)

 

They then smiled at one another and, dashed toward each other again

 

“At this point, I think it is better for you to surrender” (Inois)

 

Inois said in an indifferent tone as she looked down her opponent.

 

“Uu……” (???)

 

Standing before her was Muir. Since the beginning of battle, Inois avoided all of Muir’s attacks, while Miur had received numerous counter attacks from Inois, and was currently lying on the ground.

 

(I-impressive……not a single attack hit her…)

 

When Muir looked at Inois who was wearing an eyemask, she was impressed by her graceful movements. She had dropped the thought of Inois not being able to see, long ago.

 

But what shocked her more was the fact that Inios was able to avoid every single of her attacks. Nonetheless, Muir stood up and tried again.

 

“《Lightning Fang》 ggg!” (Muir)

 

It was the same attack that Leoward used but with lightning. It flew towards the target and sent a shockwave through the ground. However,

 

SFX: HyunHyunHyun!

 

Without wasting a single move, Inios avoided everything at once. It was astonishing that even the random sparks that were discharged from the attack were avoided as well.

 

In addition to that, Ionis took advantage of the opening to throw a kick at Muir.

 

“Kya!?” (Muir)

 

She guarded against the attack, but a notable amount of force was put into itt and thus was blown off balance.

 

“That is impossible. That kind of lighting attack will not hit Inois” (Inois)

 

Muir gritted her teeth and stood back up.

 

“You are not giving up? Well, then I’ll start attacking” (Inois)

 

Then she placed her hand between her chest, and took something out.

 

Immediately she appeared behind Muir.

 

SFX: Bogo!

 

In the next instant, a hole appeared on the ground. If she was hit by it directly Muir was sure that she would have received significant damage. Thus, she made sure to be careful, but,

 

“Kya!” (Muir)

 

Suddenly, something struck her left shoulder and sent her tumbling backwards. Then, at the edge of her vision, something slinked back towards Inois.

 

Not only the object that had hit her but also the object that was on the ground also returned to Inois.

 

SFX: Shirururururururururu….

 

While clutching her shoulder, she frowned at what Inois was holding in her hand.

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“Is that a yo-yo?” (Hiiro)

 

Hiiro, who was watching the battle between Muir and Inois, looked at the object that Inois was holding.

 

He looked at the object in her hand, which looked like a sturdy chain attached to some rotating round plates. It definitely looked like a yo-yo.

 

The yo-yo like thing was able to create a dent in the ground so Hiiro realised that it clearly had lot of power.

 

“Nh? You know about it Hiiro?” (Lilyn)

 

Lilyn approached him from his side.

 

“A bit.In my world, something like that is just a toy for entertainment. I was surprised that it would be turned into a weapon in this world.” (Hiiro)

 

“Indeed, it is definitely a rare weapon. For something like that to be a toy in your world. You can clearly sense its killing potential.” (Lilyn)

 

Like she said, he wasn’t sure what it was made out of, but with the rotational force and the centrifugal force, it could break bones, and could even cause instant death if a person were hit on the head with it.

 

“Hmph, that person is your acquaintance, right? No matter how I look at it, she seems to be in a difficult situation, even with all your encouragement.”

 

She seemed to say it with an unpleasant expression but,

 

“Right now we are enemies. It would be a harsh awakening if someone died, but if they lose in terms of power then there is nothing we can do about it.” (Hiiro)

 

”Hou, you are handling it surprisingly easily” (Lilyn)

 

“However, it would be strange for the chibi to give up. There is no way it will end in this state” (Hiiro)

 

“Mu…..you seem to know that person well” (Lilyn)

 

“It was someone that I went on a journey with, you know” (Hiiro)

 

Lilyn scowled when she looked at Hiiro. Something unnerving was just said.

 

“Well, you seem to be surrounded by children. To such a stunning extent that is.” (Lilyn)

 

“……There are thorns in your words you know?” (Hiiro)

 

“Fun, I’m just telling the truth. I can’t believe it…for similar people to appear around me… this really dulls my presence.” (Lilyn)

 

“Did you want to say something?” (Hiiro)

 

Because she was persistent, he retorted. Soon after, her cheeks went red and quickly turned away from him.

 

“I..i, it’s nothing! Hey, don’t look this way dammit!” (Lilyn)

 

She blurted out, even though he wasn’t facing her,

 

“……I don’t understand, but you are the one that brought it out in the first place, Aka-loli” (Hiiro)

 

“Ehh! Your noisy! Shamoe, help me out here!” (Lilyn)

 

“U-understood!” (Shamoe)

 

Hiiro pondered for a moment as she slowly exited the area, but there was nothing interesting to pursue so he returned to watching the battle.

 

(Old man is having an interesting fight over there. Chibi’s fight will not end in that state…….I see now, they definitely have gotten stronger)

 

If it was Muir from half a year ago, she would have been knocked out by the first counter-attack, but now she is standing even after being hit several times..

 

Also, when she had received the attack, she managed to reduce the impact by shifting her body at  just the right time. Being able to do something like that was enough for one to be impressed about.

 

(Now then, the person in question is that Chibi-usagi…but a coach is a coach so something good should happen)

 

Thinking so he looked in the direction of Rarashik.

Chapter 160: Coming to Like Hiiro

Translator: Kiriko

Editor: Ghost

Proofreader: Leo

Perspective: Third

Tense: Past

KnW Chapter 160 Translation – Coming to Like Hiiro

“There’s no way I could possibly forget. Say, Mimir, since then, have you met with the『Spirit』at all?” (Leowald)

“Eh……..I-I haven’t but……..” (Mimir)

Mimir stole a couple glances at Arnold, giving off a feeling of restlessness. As Hiiro had asked her to be quiet about it, she had told them that she had been healed by a 『Spirit』 at that time.

“About that 『Spirit』, please try to properly recall it. What did it look like? And what did it say to Mimir-sama?!” (Arnold)

“Fu-fumu.” (Leowald)

Although he was confused because of Arnold, who appeared a little excited, Leowald recounted the details of the『Spirit』’s appearance that he had heard from Mimir before.

“If I remember correctly……he wore glasses, and had a red robe……hm?” (Leowald)

“Do you see now?” (Arnold)

“………w-wait a moment.” (Leowald)

Leowald looked at the grinning Arnold, confirming that the conclusion he had just thought of was true. Then, he turned his gaze towards Mimir.

“Mimir, please answer honestly.” (Leowald)

“Umm…..” (Mimir)

After seeing Mimir’s flustered-looking face, Muir became nervous, as she didn’t know what to do.

“The one who healed you was not a 『Spirit』………was it?” (Leowald)

“…………….” (Mimir)

She kept quiet as she continued to stare at Leowald. It seemed that she kept her mouth closed in order to protect her promise with Hiiro. Arnold opened his mouth in an attempt to help her out.

“Mimir-sama was ordered by Hiiro to keep quiet. That was her promise with Hiiro and it is also a bond that Mimir-sama has been treasuring greatly. That is why she cannot possibly break that promise herself. Therefore, Leowald-sama, I will tell you the truth myself.” (Arnold)

“…….hou.” (Leowald)

“As you may have guessed, the one who restored Mimir-sama’s voice was Hiiro. Rather, I feel that the only one capable of doing that is Hiiro.” (Arnold)

“O-Ojisan! Is it really alright to say that?!” (Muir)

Unable to endure it anymore, Muir involuntarily yelled. However, Arnold shook his head.

“It’s fine already. He clearly isn’t trying to hide his magic anymore. It’s also sad for Mimir-sama if she has to keep the truth from her family forever, after all.” (Arnold)

“Ah……” (Muir)

After realizing that Arnold was not simply rampaging, but also thinking about Mimir’s circumstances, Muir’s chest became warm.

“Well, honestly speaking, I figured that with this, that guy will get mixed up in some sort of trouble.” (Arnold)

The warm feeling in Muir’s chest chilled at light-speed.

“O-Ojisan……” (Muir)

Seeing her half-closed eyes glaring at him, Arnold began to spout out excuses.

“N-No, in the first place, it’s entirely his fault! He’s always, always, way too self-centred! His reason for participating in this war is probably because of that, you know? I’m pretty sure that it’s because【Xaos】has some delicious food or rare books, right?” (Arnold)

“Uu…….” (Muir)

She couldn’t deny it. Rather, Muir herself also thought that was the case. He was not the sort of heroic person who would move based on a sense of justice. He truly was a person who was faithful to his own desires after all.

However, if it was for the sake of some food or book he was fascinated with; Hiiro would calmly go to dangerous locations or perform some dangerous actions. He would easily bet his own life in these situations for trivial reasons that other people would be completely unable to understand.

Leowald seemed to find the exchange between Arnold and Muir rather interesting, as he heartily laughed with a “Gahaha!”

“That youngster Hiiro must be quite the eccentric individual! You know him too, right Rara?” (Leowald)

“Yeah, he’s an extremely interesting guy.” (Rarashik)

“Hohou, for you to say that much…..umu. Mimir, come here.” (Leowald)

Mimir gave a small twitch. Most likely, rather than choosing to remain silent up until now, she was afraid that she’d be scolded for lying.

Leowald picked her up with his large arms and sat her down on his lap as he pat her head.

“I’m sorry.” (Leowald)

“Eh? O-Otou-sama?” (Mimir)

She was surprised as she suddenly received her father’s apology.

“I forcibly asked without taking your feelings into account. That’s right, to you, he’s your benefactor. No, he’s your great benefactor. You couldn’t possibly break a promise you made to someone like that.” (Leowald)

“Otou-sama…….” (Mimir)

“However, there’s no need to worry anymore. Arnold said this as well, but it seems that your great benefactor is not trying to hide his power anymore. It must have been tough being unable to tell your family the truth up until now.” (Leowald)

“Uu……..I-I’m…….very……..sorry……” (Mimir)

Mimir buried her head into Leowald’s chest and lightly cried. Leowald gently stroked her head; everyone stayed silent until she finished crying.

(Isn’t that great, Mimir-chan?) (Muir)

Muir also watched over the two of them warmly. For a short while, she had been worried, but it seemed that Arnold’s actions had led to a good turn of events. However, it was also possible that they would have led to a series of bad events.

(That’s why, no meals for Ojisan today!) (Muir)

When she glared at Arnold while thinking that, he let out a small scream and went “Hii!”, as he brought his hands together in apology towards Muir. It seemed that he was aware that he had gone a little too out of control.

“Umu, but still, this is quite the problem.” (Leowald)

At Leowald’s sudden murmur, Rarashik asked,

“What’s wrong?” (Rarashik)

“It’s just, you know, we said it before too, but right now that youngster is on the『Evila』’s side.” (Leowald)

Everyone gasped in realization. Indeed, Hiiro was currently standing as an enemy of the beastmen.

“To think that he would be Arnold’s friend and Mimir’s great benefactor…….muu.” (Leowald)

As nobody knew what would be the best thing to say in this situation, they all remained silent.

(That’s right……..right now we’re at war with the Demon Continent that Hiiro-san is in…….) (Muir)

Just as Muir started to become uneasy, her eyes suddenly met with Mimir’s. Mimir too seemed to have had an epiphany as her face became dyed with anxiety.

As they did so, Leowald suddenly clapped his hands together.

“Ooh, if that’s the case, then isn’t it simple?!” (Leowald)

Everyone gave a blank look as they turned their eyes towards him.

“Let’s have that youngster participate in the upcoming duel! No, someone possessing that degree of power will definitely be made to participate. And once we win, we’ll take him!” (Leowald)

“…….duel? What do you mean by duel?” (Rarashik)

“Ohh, now that I think of it, Rara, I still haven’t told you about that yet. For now, why don’t you read this letter?” (Leowald)

After saying that, Leowald took out the letter sent to him by the Maou Eveam from his bosom. Rather than proposing a large-scale battle, its contents suggested that they decide the outcome of the war by having each countries’ strongest members fight each other in a duel.

Taking the paper, Rarashik scanned over its contents. Then-

“……..haha, nahahahahaha! What a foolish Maou! Nahahahaha!” (Rarashik)

“Right? But it’s quite interesting and really is a likeable way of thinking.” (Leowald)

“So it seems. Kukuku.” (Rarashik)

Unable to understand the reason for their laughter, Arnold asked about it and Rarashik explained the contents of the letter.

Both Muir and Arnold were surprised at the contents as feelings of shock ran through them.

(Somehow, it might be my imagination, but this duel……I wonder why it feels like it’s one of Hiiro-san’s ideas……?) (Muir) (TL note: Best waifu right here. ED: She knows her man like the back of her little hand.)

In truth, Eveam really had used Hiiro’s idea. As expected of Muir’s intuition.

“So how about it, Rara?” (Leowald)

“No, I understand without you telling me. You want me to participate in this duel, right?” (Rarashik)

“Exactly. If it’s this kind of interesting battle, I figured that you’d also want to try participating.” (Leowald)

“That’s true…….I’m interested. I want to see the Maou who’d propose this kind of foolish idea with my own eyes, but above all……” (Rarashik)

She turned her gaze towards Muir and Arnold.

“I want to try meeting with that brat one more time.” (Rarashik)

“In that case-“ (Leowald)

“Yeah, I’ll participate, but only if you accept my conditions.” (Rarashik)

“……conditions? Name them.” (Leowald)

“It’s alright, it’s pretty simple. These two…….” (Rarashik)

Naturally, she was talking about Muir and Arnold.

“If you let Arnold and Muir participate as well, then I’ll take up your offer.” (Rarashik)

For a short while, silence reigned over the surroundings. And then-

“ “EHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!” “ (Arnold and Muir)

The two of them released a tremendous scream.

Chapter 159: The Red Robe’s Identity ~Arnold’s Rampage~

Chapter Stats:

Translator: Kiriko

Editor: Ghost/Sakkun

Proofreader: Leo

Perspective: Third

 

KnW Chapter 159 Translation – The Red Robe’s Identity ~Arnold’s Rampage~

Frankly speaking, Muir was surprised. She didn’t think that she’d be hearing rumors of that person in such a place after all.

That person……..over half a year passed since she had separated with Hiiro Okamura. Half a year ago, Hiiro had said that he’d come back if he was free.

That’s why Muir believed in Hiiro’s words and trained desperately so that when the time came, she’d be able to fight alongside him. In order not to become a burden, she had trained hard together with her foster father, Arnold.

While thinking that it would soon be 6 months since their separation, she excitedly waited for Hiiro’s return. However, even after the promised 6 months had long passed, he had not contacted them at all.

As for their training, it had ended off at a good place where all that remained mainly centered around self-practice. Thinking that they’d be better off finding Hiiro themselves if he didn’t come back on his own, Muir discussed the idea with Arnold.

However, Arnold told her that even if they knew Hiiro’s destination, it would be too dangerous to go meet him themselves. That was to be expected. If his destination was as he had told them before, it was likely the Demon Continent.

It was not a place that beastmen like Muir and co. could easily go to. If they were like Hiiro and could use transformation magic, then it’d most likely be fine, but unfortunately, they did not possess such convenient magic.

Arnold had also said that they should just leave such a heartless guy alone. However, Muir knew that he did, truthfully, want to see Hiiro as well.

The reason she knew that was because when she had mentioned going to meet him on her own, Arnold had made a happy-looking face. But in reality, they had no means to do so. That was why they had no choice but to continue staying with their master, Rarashik, and train themselves to reach even greater heights.

At that time, an unexpected visitor appeared. Muir couldn’t have possibly predicted that the visitor would have been one of the great 《Three Warriors》of the 《Beastman Captial: Passion》, Barid. Not only that, but they heard a surprising story from Barid.

Right now, they were at war. That was something that anyone within the country would know. Along with the fact that they had made an alliance with the 『Humas』for it. However, in that war, the beastmen were forced to retreat by the 『Evila』.

Furthermore, the cause of that retreat was a single person. A 『Humas』who was being thought of as a hero by those on the side of the 『Evila』. Not only that, but that person’s features seemed to highly resemble that of a certain person that Muir knew really well.

No, likely, Hiiro was the only one she could possibly think of, who could do such unprecedented feats. Arnold also seemed to have arrived at the same conclusion, as he was displaying a shocked expression. His obviously warped face was then confirmed by Muir.

Then, at last, Rarashik also arrived at the same answer. While she had initially adamantly refused Barid’s recruitment for the war, she suddenly changed her mind and accepted his invitation to at least go back and listen to the King’s story.

And so, currently, all three of them had followed Barid to【Passion】’s castle, and had arrived at the 《King’s Tree》’s 《Throne Room》.

“It was good of you to come, Rara.” (Leowald)

The one who was sitting on the throne while speaking was the King of this country, Leowald King. This was not the first time Muir had met with him in person.

Following a series of unexpected events, she had become friends with the Second Princess Mimir. Occasionally, she had been invited by Mimir to play at the castle.

During those times, she and Arnold had met Leowald on numerous occasions. However, even if this wasn’t their first meeting, seeing him here on such a formal visit did, as expected, make her nervous.

It seemed that Arnold, who was kneeling next to her, also held similar thoughts, as his nervousness appeared on his face.

However, Rarashik alone kept her usual attitude as she stood right in front of the King.

“It’s been a while, Leo-sama.” (Rarashik)

“It’s good that Rara also seems to be energetic as usual. Also, sorry for suddenly summoning you.” (Leowald)

Muir was aware that the two of them had a fairly intimate relationship. When Rarashik was still working as a martial arts instructor, she had taught Leowald.

“No, I actually didn’t have any intention of coming. It’s just that I heard an interesting story.” (Rarashik)

“……..about the Red Robe?” (Leowald)

Leowald’s eyes glinted.

“Yeah, that’s right. After all, it seems like Leo-sama was shown up by that guy.” (Rarashik)

“Gahaha! That’s right! What a pleasant youngster he was!” (Leowald)

“Looks like you’re having fun, Leo-sama.” (Rarashik)

“Yeah, my blood’s boiling for the first time in a while. I had a small battle with him. Undoubtedly, he has the qualities needed to become my rival.” (Leowald)

Upon seeing Leowald’s happy smile, Rarashik shrugged her shoulders.

“I see, seems like that guy’s become liked by a troublesome person.” (Rarashik)

As she said that, Leowald’s eyebrow twitched. Barid, in addition to the other soldiers in the room, froze suddenly, having been caught off guard by Rarashik’s statement.

“……..Rara, do you know? Who exactly that Red Robe is?” (Leowald)

“Yeah, but just in case, I’ll at least ask what his name is. Since it is possible that it’s just a misunderstanding on our part.” (Rarashik)

Although she said that, it could be seen from her expression that Rarashik was confident in her answer. Muir was also confident, but listened carefully in order to reaffirm her answer.

“I don’t know if it was his real name, but he was called Hiiro by the Maou.” (Leowald)

As he said that, the corners of Rarashik’s mouth rose into a large grin. Seeing her expression, Leowald also understood.

“It seems that he’s an acquaintance.” (Leowald)

“Yeah, although if it’s about that youngster, then these two here would be more informed. They were his former travel companions after all.” (Rarashik)

“What!?” (Leowald)

The eyes of everyone in the room widened.

“Is that true, Arnold and Muir?” (Leowald)

As they had introduced themselves when they had met previously, Leowald knew their names.

“ “Yes!” “

The two of them raised their voices in affirmation at the same time.

“I see! That is quite the coincidence! Do tell some stories about that youngster!” (Leowald)

Arnold answered Leowald’s request. He spoke about where they had met and what kind of adventures they had gone on together. However, he had, for the time being, attempted to speak in a way that would conceal the details of Hiiro’s magic.

Well, as Hiiro seemed to be acting as if he had no intention of hiding it, it might have been okay to talk about his magic. However, as long as he didn’t have permission from the person himself, Arnold felt awkward about explaining the details of Hiiro’s magic to others.

Even so, it wasn’t like Arnold knew all that much about Hiiro’s magic anyways. So all he said was that it was an excessively omnipotent magic.

Leowald enjoyably listened to Arnold’s stories.

“Hohou, so you came to this country with this Hiiro person. How unfortunate. If we had been able to recruit him at that time, then around now, we would have returned with our heads held high.” (Leowald)

It seemed that his assessment of Hiiro was simply that high.

“However, Arnold, having heard your story and seen Hiiro’s actions myself, he’s likely a user of a Unique Magic. Not only that, but he’s human. I’m surprised that he would come to trust beastmen such as yourselves.”(Leowald)

His words were only natural. The discord between the『Gabranth』and 『Humas』was considerably higher than that of the discord between the 『Gabranth』and the 『Evila』. The reason being that in the past, they had been treated as livestock and slaves by the humans.

“That’s true. Certainly, there are many things that he says and does that I can’t understand at all. However, for better or worse, that guy is straightforward.” (Arnold)

“Hou, straightforward, you say?” (Leowald)

“Yes. He’s a guy that continues forwards according to what he feels. It’s like he doesn’t believe in the values of others and their rumors. He’s a human who reaches an answer based solely upon what he has directly seen with his own eyes, heard with his own ears, and felt with his own skin.”(Arnold)

“Fumu.” (Leowald)

“When he found out that I, no, when we were beastmen, do you know what he said?” (Arnold)

“That sounds interesting, what did he say?” (Leowald)

“That…….he has nothing to do with it.” (Arnold)

“………….” (Leowald)

“『Race has nothing to do with it. In the first place, even if your race is different, it doesn’t change the fact that we’re all alive, right? To be honest, I have no interest in it. What’s so fun about fighting over it?』……..it really pulled all the fighting spirit out of me.” (Arnold)

At Arnold’s words, Muir smiled while Leowald’s face once again broke into a smile.

“Hohou, that’s excellent.” (Leowald)

“Heh?” (Arnold)

“Excellent…….that’s excellent, Hiiro. This truly makes me want to obtain him by all means.” (Leowald) (TL: Hyu hyu~ another one for Hiiro’s harem~)

As Muir became dumbfounded, Rarashik murmured, “Ah, shoot~” as she realized what Leowald was thinking.

“It seems that the youngster has been completely targeted. By that battle junkie.” (Rarashik)

“O-Ojisan……?” (Muir)

When Muir looked towards Arnold anxiously, she noticed that before she knew it, he had brought his hands together in prayer, and said,

“You have my condolences, Hiiro.” (Arnold)

“Wait, Ojisan!” (Muir)

“It’s fine, Muir. It’ll be a good medicine for that idiot. This is revenge for leaving us without saying anything and breaking his promise with us.” (Arnold)

Upon seeing the obviously evil expression Arnold was making, Muir dropped her shoulders as if she were amazed. While she understood his feelings, she also felt that he had gone a bit too far.

“Hiiro…….?” (???)

As she did so, she heard someone’s voice.

“Ooh, what is it, my daughter, Mimir? Your friends have come, you know?” (Leowald)

“Father, um, just now…….I thought I heard Hiiro-sama’s name……” (Mimir)

“Mu? Hiiro? Why do you know Hiiro’s name?” (Leowald)

“Ah, eh………that is…..” (Mimir)

Upon seeing that, Arnold’s eyes glinted. Muir’s face cramped up, as she thought to herself-

(O-Ojisan, don’t tell me……) (Muir)

Although she thought that and was about to stop him, she was too late.

“Leowald-sama, actually, there is one more thing that I feel you must hear.” (Arnold)

Upon seeing Arnold suddenly making a good face while acting respectfully, Rarashik’s eyes flickered as she froze.

“Wh-what is it?” (Leowald)

“Do you still remember? The incident from half a year ago when Mimir-sama’s voice suddenly returned?” (Arnold)

Realizing that he was planning on blabbing everything like she thought, Muir’s mouth flapped open and closed with shock.

Chapter 158: It’s Definitely About Him!

Chapter Stats:

Translator: Kiriko

Editor: Chucky/Dal

Proofreader: Leo

Perspective: Third

Tense: Past

Format: Kiriko

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KnW Chapter 158 Translation – It’s Definitely About Him!

“Haah, please go easy on me, Shishou” (Arnold)

“My bad, my bad. In exchange, make me some snacks, ‘kay?” (Rarashik)

“………………..yes, yes.” (Arnold)

Arnold rubbed his temples as he helplessly agreed, because defying her was dangerous. At one point, there was an incident where he had promised to make her snacks, but had forgotten to do so. At the time, her eyes had lost all light as she proceeded to spend half a day masquerading her one-sided beating of him as if it were actual combat training.

Arnold also helped tidy up her room. After finally making it somewhat tidy, he asked Rarashik.

“By the way, you told me to wake you up at this time, but is there something you need to do?” (Arnold)

“No, not really. It’s just that this tsukemono tastes best when eaten around this time” (Rarashik)

As she said that, she took out a small jar from the alcove slab.

“I was planning on having a drink with this!” (Rarashik)

“…………….um, Shishou?” (Arnold)

“What is it?” (Rarashik)

“Didn’t your head hurt in the morning because of hangovers?” (Arnold)

“Hmph, don’t speak so foolishly Arnold. Did you think that something like a hangover could stop me from drinking alcohol?” (Rarashik)

Although she said those words as though they were final with a dangerous glitter in her eyes, Arnold’s face simply cramped in exasperation.

Deciding to himself that there was no point in arguing any more, Arnold feigned laughter. At that moment, he heard the sound of knocking coming from the house’s door. The three of them tilted their heads simultaneously.

The reason for their surprise was that for the past half-year, nobody had ever to come visit them. Rarashik’s interactions with her neighbours were simply that lacking.

Below this house was an enormous space that Rarashik had created, within which there were numerous rooms established. Arnold and Muir lived within one of those rooms, but this was the first time they had ever heard knocking like this.

“Mu……….somehow I have a bad feeling” (Rarashik)

Rarashik spoke while scowling. As she did so, Muir narrowed her cute large eyes, while the ears on her head stood up attentively.

“You shouldn’t say something like that Oshishou-sama. It is our first guest in a while after all” (Muir)

After saying that, Muir replied to the knocking with a, “Ha~i”. Her beautiful silver hair fluttered as she headed towards the door. Seeing that, Rarashik and Arnold quietly watched her.

“Excuse me, but Rarashik-dono should be here, correct?” (???)

On the other side of the door was a beastman with wings growing out of his back. Muir figured that he was a 『Birdman』based on his appearance alone.

“Hm? This voice….” (Rarashik)

Rarashik murmured in a low voice as her eyes narrowed and gazed over at the person standing in the doorway to confirm their identity.

“Ah, yes. Um…..” (Muir)

Muir moved her body to the side so that Rarashik could to see the visitor.

“Hou, this is quite the unusual guest. To think that the famous 《Thunder Lord》Barid-san would step into a civilian’s house like this” (Rarashik)

Responding to Rarashik’s words dripping with sarcasm, Barid dropped his shoulders with humility.

“Please stop. Compared to you, someone like me is still the same as some youngster. Although I may have risen in status, that is simply because you trained me, is it not?” (Barid)

Muir approached Arnold and asked who their guest was.

“That person is a member of the 《Three Warriors》, Barid-sama, who holds the second title of 《Thunder Lord》” (Arnold)

“Th-th-th-th-《Three Warriors》!? Th-then isn’t he an important person!” (Muir)

“Young lady, why are you surprised? Isn’t the one over there clearly a great person?” (Barid)

Muir was not surprised at Barid’s words. This was because she was aware of how great a contribution Rarashik has made to the beastmen. After all, the invention of《Binding》was praised as one of the beastmen’s greatest, most historic achievements.

“That is exactly why we prepared a dwelling much more suited to someone of your stature, as opposed to this kind of tiny place. Even now, I still don’t understand why you didn’t accept any kind of honour or status, you know?” (Barid)

“Hmph, why do I have to justify anything to you? I like this place. Glamorous jewels or lavish honour and statuses won’t fill up your stomach at all” (Rarashik) (please double-check this line)

“Ah, but if it’s alcohol, then you’ll accept it right?” (Arnold)

“Of course” (Rarashik)

Readily nodding at Arnold’s comment, Rarashik ate the tsukemono and proceeded to chug down alcohol. Thinking that she somehow resembled Hiiro after all, Arnold gave a wry smile. Especially in how she was faithful to her own desires.

“Rather, you came to talk about stuff like that Barid? Actually, aren’t you in the middle of a war right now? What happened, did you lose?” (Rarashik)

Seeing her talk indifferently as though it were someone else’s affairs, Barid let out a sigh.

“………actually, it’s about that war. Right now, the King has returned to the castle” (Barid)

“……….hah? Oi oi, did you really lose the war?” (Rarashik)

Unless that was the case, there wouldn’t likely be any other reason why the King would return during wartime. Naturally, if they had won, they would have returned in a much grander manner while notifying the entire town of their success.

“No, we haven’t lost……yet.” (Barid)

“Yet? …….you mean that even though we formed an alliance with the 『Humas』, the situation is still bad?” (Rarashik)

“It’d be fine if the situation was just bad. After calmly analyzing the situation, at this rate we’ll definitely be defeated. No, we’ve actually already been forced to retreat once.” (Barid)

Rarashik’s eyes widened with surprise at Barid’s words.

“Even with the alliance………we still had to retreat? After going all the way to invade the Demon Continent?” (Rarashik)

Barid then spoke as he gave a bitter smile.

“Yes. An unbelievable irregular appeared, and everyone was toyed with by that one person” (Barid)

“That person? Oi oi, don’t tell me that you were all cornered to the point of retreat by a single person?” (Rarashik)

“………..precisely.” (Barid)

The room fell silent as though time had stopped. Arnold too was astonished after hearing that story. The war in which they should have had an advantage was overturned due to a single person. After finding such a thing out, anyone would doubt its authenticity.

However, upon seeing Barid’s expression, it was hard to think that he was exaggerating or joking around. Everyone in the room understood that he was sincerely speaking the truth.

“Fu~n, and? Did you come to tell me to lend a hand ‘cause things got bad?” (Rarashik)

“………………….” (Barid)

“…….haa, you know, Barid. Aren’t you aware that I hate being used like this in wars?” (Rarashik)

“I am aware of that” (Barid)

“Then you know that my answer won’t change no matter how much you beg, right?” (Rarashik)

“Yes. However, I would like for you to at least speak with the King once” (Barid)

“It’s a pain, so I don’t wanna” (Rarashik)

As expected, after seeing Rarashik deny the King’s request for such a frivolous reason, Arnold chilled with fear.

“This time, the war has moved in an unforeseen direction. All because of that irregular.” (Barid)

“Nahaha, for them to make you guys that confused, they must be quite the individual.” (Rarashik)

Seeing her smile as though she were having fun, Barid became slightly sullen.

“Is there something amusing about this?” (Barid)

“It simply means that there’s always someone better. After obtaining 《Binding》you all seemed to be happy, but after this time, you guys understood, right? Even if you have power, opponents against which that power doesn’t work exist” (Rarashik)

“That’s…..” (Barid)

“Just why do you think I developed 《Binding》? It wasn’t so that you guys could wage war.” (Rarashik)

“…………I understand that, but-“ (Barid)

“You don’t understand. Do you remember what you guys first said while celebrating when you finally obtained power?” (Rarashik)

“…………….” (Barid)

“You guys said, ‘Now we can finally defeat the 『Evila』and 『Humas』’” (Rarashik)

Probably because it was the truth, Barid didn’t object.

“That’s why I quit being a military instructor and distanced myself from you guys. Simply put, I became disgusted with your remarks and compliments” (Rarashik)

“I-I understand that…..but please, at least this one time, please speak with the King!” (Barid)

As he said that, Barid politely lowered his head. Seeing one of the top members of their country, Barid, the leader of the 《Three Warriors》lower his head so easily made both Arnold and Muir want to disappear as they fidgeted restlessly.

“………go back Barid” (Rarashik)

Nevertheless, Rarashik struck him with chilling words.

“Rarashik-sama!” (Barid)

“It’s the war that you guys started. Whether you win or lose, wipe your own asses” (Rarashik)

“Kuh……..” (Barid)

Deciding that it would be useless to say anything more, Barid turned his back to the three of them while grinding his teeth. Rarashik said one last thing as she saw that he was about to leave.

“Now that I think of it, at least tell me about it. What kind of guy was that irregular?” (Rarashik)

“………..I do not know. All I could conclude was that they were simply an abnormal existence. They were a 『Humas』that used a strange magic” (Barid)

“Hou, a 『Humas』being the ally of the 『Evila』? That’s quite the strange situation. But more importantly, what do you mean by a strange magic?” (Rarashik)

“They used transformation, healing, explosive, and other magics whose origins we couldn’t figure out” (Barid)

At Barid’s words, Arnold and Muir twitched.

“They were able to withstand the King’s attack unharmed using a wall of light, destroy a bridge in a single breath, and even fly in the air.” (Barid)

“O-oi oi, was that really a human?” (Rarashik)

Hearing such a joke-like story, Rarashik’s face cramped. However, Arnold was-

(I-it couldn’t be……..) (Arnold)

At the answer that had emerged within him, his body involuntarily became hotter.

“Based on appearance, they were human. Based on what the King said, they had black hair and eyes, and wore glasses as well as a red robe” (Barid)

(Hiiro!?) (Arnold)

Arnold screamed within his heart. Meanwhile, next to him Muir may have also reached the same answer as him, as her expression was warped with surprise.

Both of them then glanced at each other in assessment.

“Ah, he also said that he was a boy with an incredibly arrogant attitude” (Barid)

(It’s decideddddd!) (Arnold)

The two of them were certain within their hearts. That the irregular existence that he had spoken of was the Hiiro Okamura that they knew.

“Arrogant? Red robe? Hm? Wait…..a moment?” (Rarashik)

Rarashik also became taken aback as she looked at the faces of the two. And as the three of their eyes met, they nodded in assent: their answers matched.

“That’s all the information I have. Now then, I will be……..” (Barid)

Then, just as he opened the door dejectedly-

“Wait Barid” (Rarashik)

He was called out by Rarashik, and froze.

“Wh-what is it?” (Barid)

Unable to comprehend why he had suddenly been stopped, Barid looked blankly as he asked. As he did so, the corners of her mouth rose as she grinned-

“I’ve changed my mind a bit. Let me meet the King, Barid” (Rarashik)